Most people that suffer through seasonal allergies have a love/hate relationship with spring. This time of the year in particular can cause serious skin reactions and other serious medical reactions in allergy sufferers. Because of this, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) usually starts a campaign to better inform people how ti manage their allergies, and this year the company is partnering with Teva Respiratory to launch the ‘Allergy Intervention: Because Allergies Aren’t Funny’ initiative.
The new campaign will aim to raise awareness of the seriousness of nasal allergies and encouraging patients to be proactive in managing their symptoms. The campaign features comedic film and television actress and mother Alyson Hannigan, who is speaking publicly for the first time about her personal experience living with seasonal allergies, as well as her children’s. For more information about the campaign, including how to enter the Allergy Intervention sweepstakes for a chance to win an AAFA Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ Dyson vacuum, visit www.AllergiesArentFunny.com.
“I’ve lived with seasonal allergies for as long as I can remember. Anytime the weather changes, my nasal allergy symptoms flare up, especially in the spring,” said Alyson Hannigan, campaign spokesperson. “As a mom of two active kids who also live with seasonal allergies and love to be outside, preparedness is key in helping us keep our symptoms under control. Every year, I work closely with our doctor to ensure our allergy treatment plans are in place and up-to-date before our symptoms begin. Because, let’s face it, the bothersome symptoms of nasal allergies just aren’t funny!”
Allergic rhinitis, or nasal allergies, affects approximately 50 million people living in the United States. Symptoms include sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, itching of the nose, and are usually caused by allergic sensitivity to pollens from trees, grass or weeds, or to airborne mold spores.
“Allergies affect millions of people across the country and while they may seem like a common occurrence, symptoms of nasal allergies are no laughing matter,” said Wendy Rees, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at AAFA. “Our hope is that by partnering with Alyson Hannigan and Teva Respiratory, we will raise awareness about the seriousness of seasonal allergies and encourage patients to proactively work with their personal clinicians to find the best possible management plan for them.”